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Subject: Re: [LUNSFORD] Lunsford ancestry - OOPS!
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 22:24:48 -0000
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Hi, just came across an older posting on the Lunsford family from around 2001 and while I'm quite certain that your questions about them have been answered by now, I thought I'd pass along what I know (just in case they haven't).
William Lunsford had served as a cornet with the Virgina Line and was mentioned a few times in volume 11 of The Writings of General Natanael Greene. William died some time around 1783 or 1784 and his land grant was originally awarded to his sisters. Shortly afterwards, his son Lewis (only child with William's wife Elizabeth) made claim on the land and was found to be William's heir at law. Lewis was NOT William's brother as many had first speculated... as William's father, Rowley Lunsford, had passed away about 11 years before Lewis was even born. Lewis came to Ohio, though I'm still not certain if he ever settled on the 2666 acres that he was granted, nor do I know where exactly it was located. I have a few clues though and am actively researching these leads.
Lewis did settle in West Rushville, Fairfield Co., Ohio where he married Marry Polly Abright and raised a family of 8 children (I'm a descendant of his son James Taylor Lunceford).
Lewis died in 1831 and is buried in West Rushville, Ohio.
Hope this helps if you haven't found this yet.
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